I made my first Zakka project this weekend – the nesting box. I wanted something I could work on from the couch while watching European Football Championship with the family. Not that Denmark did very well… but at least WE we had a good time.
I went for the middle size box. It holds op very well but I will use some interfacing when I make the large box just in case. It’s perfect for holding my hand quilting things like sicssors, threads and needles.
Then there is the quilt for my youngest, who will turn 9 in just 5 days. I finished the top for his quilt and just need to get the backing from my LQS (so you all know what I'll be doing this weekend). It's quite big but I figure he will soon outgrow a normal kid size quilt so I am making it a grown-up size and big enough to snuggle in even when he's 14 and taller than his Mom *big sigh*
It's based on the Barefoot in the Park pattern from Stephanie @ Loft Creations. I made the blocks slightly smaller to make the most of my Fat 8's.
I much prefer a pieced back of cotton, but will go for a super cuddely fleece backing instead. It seems to have a certain attraction to Mr. Jens. He is always trying to steal his brothers quilt ‘because is feels so nice’. So naturally I’m happy to oblige and make a soft backing for Jens as well. Quilts being used and loved is what it is all about after all. Sven-C is still using his quilt every single day... Our cat Thomas of course thinks it's his quilt all alone. Luckily Sven-C doesn't mind to share :)
We got him from the same shelter as the others. He is a mix of every possible breed we think. His hair is impossible to keep, he hates being brushed, his one eye is always running, the vet says we can't do anything about it... When we got him he was around 3 years old, half-wild and shaved completely bald (except for a mohawk on the back). It took some time to adjust him to family life, but now he's 10 years old and the happiest, sweetest and most gentle of cats. Stand still for 5 seconds and he'll be right at your feet inviting you to play. Who can resist :)
That’s it from me this week – but be sure to jump over to Lee’s to see many more WIP’s